Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is feeling a bit emotional.
After receiving a phone call from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Baywatch star took to Instagram on Wednesday to dedicate a sweet message to Taitusi, a young boy who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and had asked to meet the 44-year-old actor.
“This is for Taitusi,” Johnson said in a video. “You’re a big fan of mine and I’ve been shooting — we’re here in Las Vegas, we’re shooting downstairs on the set of Ballers, and they just came to me and said, ‘Hey, Make-A-Wish just called and you have to make this video for Taitusi.'”
Getting a little choked up, Johnson continued, saying, “Look, you’re there in Hawaii, I’m here in Las Vegas, I wish I could be there with you. I wish we could hang out and talk like your wish was.”
“I want you to know, Taitusi, I know so much about you already,” he added. “You love chicken, I love chicken. Your favorite color is red, I love red. You love to play ‘Call of Duty,’ I suck at ‘Call of Duty.’ You love pancakes, I love pancakes. Your favorite treat is Rice Krispies treat. I want you to know, even though I’m not able to see you and be with you, I want you to know you’re already one of the most amazing and coolest kids I’ve ever spoken to. You are stronger than I will ever be.”
He concluded his message by telling Taitusi to “stay strong.”
“And this weekend I’m going to have Rice Krispies treats in your honor,” he promised. “Alright brother. Love you!”
Johnson continued to gush over Taitusi in his caption for the video, writing, “Even though we’ve never met, I can already tell you’re one of the coolest and most amazing kids I’ve ever talked to like this. I just want you to know how amazing and special of [a] young boy you are. You inspire every single person around you right now. Including me.”
“God bless you and your family,” he continued. “Alofa atu, DJ.”
Taitusi this message is for you. Make a Wish just called me and I wish I could be there with you in Hawaii right now. Even at 13yrs old you're already way stronger than I'll ever be. Ever. Even though we've never met, I can already tell you're one of the coolest and most amazing kids I've ever talked to like this. I just want you to know how amazing and special of young boy you are. You inspire every single person around you right now. Including me. God bless you and your family and yes I'm gonna go crazy on rice crispy treats this weekend for my cheat meal in your honor 🤙🏾💪🏾 Alofa atu, DJ